Repticon Strikes in Orlando

Repticon descended upon Orlando December 5 and 6 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. The event travels throughout the country with various stops across Florida. Repticon connects consumers with animal breeders, trainers and product suppliers. Aside from presenting the public with hard-to-find merchandise at a discount, the convention hosts vendors and animal trainers who provide educational demonstrations throughout the weekend. 

Obviously, a Repticon highlight is the critter population – and what a diverse population it is! I have to admit that I am not a big fan of snakes. I’m okay with looking at them… when they’re tightly secured in enclosed containers. I was immediately unnerved when I took notice of numerous snakes traveling the expo floor with their owners. Young and old alike roamed freely with snakes wrapped around their arms and necks. I handled it like a true pro though – I just kept a little distance. I think the small number of random tarantulas won the honor of being the only non-human guests that I just couldn’t function near.